“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Block 2

I realize that this block makes the quilt look like it will be patriotic, I don't plan on using too much red, so hopefully, the red will just remind us of the dark side.

I tried to take a close up so you could see the white on white stars. They are pretty subtle.
I made all the setting squares last week. I really like the way they turned out-will post pics later. I am trying to decide on what sort of backing I want. I may just do the solid navy, it would make it cohesive, but I have a few leftover four patches from the setting squares I want to try and incorporate. And I need to get better at labeling my quilts, so I should plan on that ahead of time to increase chances of success.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Star Block 1

Jessica, someone she knows named Jann (hi Jann, I'm Jill!) and I are doing crazy mom quilts start quilt along amongst ourselves. She came up with it and completed it months ago, but we weren't aware at the time so we decided to be co-dependant and do it now. There are links on her sidebar to all the blocks and directions and such if you and your friends feel so inclined to do the same. Or if you'd like to join in with us, just let me know!

Here is my first block. I really love the way it turned out. The back ground is a navy solid. The white is a white on white star print.
I am intending to make this into a quilt for Jack's bed for his birthday. I got some awesome star wars sheets for him that will match these colors. But I didn't want the quilt too star warsy, in the event he outgrows it, unlikely. I have plans to put some reds and blacks in the other blocks, but the main colors will be white and navy. I think we are doing a block a week? Is that right Jess? Anyway, I will probably try and put together the setting squares in the mean time instead of at the end. His birthday is in April, so there is ever possibility this will be complete by then.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

If it's cute, are you more likely to use it?

I made these little pocket journals for the young women I work with at church. There are only four of them in the 14-15 age group right now, so it's easy to sew for them. But I would like to come up with a way to encourage them to sew or create something. So I thought I would start with these little books. They are small enough to carry around, so ideas can be jotted down as they come.
These covers are so easy to make, I want to cover all my books. Hopefully the girls will like them as well. The fabric is Chocolate Lollipop by Anna Maria Horner.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pink and Green

I love making baby quilts, they are so fast and so snuggly. For this quilt I used Lakehouse fabrics in pink and green from various collections.

I drew out what I had in mind on and went for it. I really like the way it turned out. I have been really wanting to do something with the pink and green polka dot on the pale pink background for a couple of years now. I have been trying to destash a bit, so I have held off buying any. This project gave me the perfect excuse to get a little extra-shhhh.

I quilted with a meandering stitch and incorporated lazy daisies every few inches. I took this quilt to show and tell at the store where I bought the fabric and she thought my machine must have a stitch regulator because the stitches are consistent. It doesn't, so I was really flattered. I really love quilting, it's funny, because I am no great artist, but something about "drawing" on the fabric really excites me, I love it!
The mom-to-be really liked it! Hope baby Audrey does as well!